>defeat final boss
>turns out 'lol wasn't final boss there's more'
>actual final boss is 10,000 times lamer than fake final boss
Any game that sets up a fake final boss and then makes the real one lame as FUCK for any reason goes into the trash.
I haven't played it since I was 12 so my memory on this is shaky, but in FFIX, the fakeout boss was Kuja, who was the ongoing villain of the entire game, then he got a powerup form and cool music in his boss fight. But then you had to fight some weird fucking thing out of nowhere after him, that was never mentioned up until then, that was supposed to be the concept of memories of some shit.
He's muttered throughout the game for his power, there's dozens of graves and bodies littered around his home, he's #1 on the list, and Buddy's overall all goal was to kill everyone on it and become Queen of Olathe.
Also muh style points for clothes and appearing out of the shadows wordlessly.
a lot of final fantasy games pull the "the real final boss is an incorporeal entity who was pulling the strings from behind the scenes the whole time and now you gotta fight him even though you never met him before" card.
Plus, once he starts going into phase two where all he does basically is pray and glare it's easy to soak in a lot of damage. But I confess to dying a few times because he kept sending me to hell.
Hard to find a better one than this
I actually really liked the way it played out though. The game felt complete after the False King, and every mention of the final encounter with the old one suggested that there would be no true fight.
>final boss is a big robot motherfucker
>right before you fight him there is a segment where you play as him and fuck shit up
>final boss just marks the 50% mark of the game
final boss helps you against the REAL final boss
Okami did a really good job doing this.
He was the only character who really met last boss conditions in Joyful, which I shall say was a mediocre thing. I wanted him to be the last boss.
Not Sweetheart for 5 seconds, not a guy sitting on top of mutants, not a joy mutant, nah no no siree.
>boss is a big robot motherfucker
>his intro is hype as fuck
>some random faggot appears out of nowhere and one-shots the boss before you can fight him
>Knew there would be fuck all the first time
>Climbed to the top anyways
>The music and a literal middle finger make it worth it
>Nah, you don't wanna do that.
>Was disappointed when it wasn't there in joyful
>Oh wait there it is
I love that climb.
Trying to do joyless in the pre-mend patch and he was practically impossible. I actually thought it was a battle you were intended to lose once he started spamming his 80% damage move
>final boss is red on mt silver
>Final boss fight is a clash between you and your close rival/best bro